Aibel has also been given responsibility for procurement to Statoil’s Hywind Scotland Pilot Park. The amendment to the contract was signed this week.
Hywind Pilot Park, which is being built off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is the world’s first floating wind park. It marks an important step forward for offshore wind technology and may open new and attractive global markets for production of renewable energy.
In the summer of 2014 Aibel was awarded a contract for a FEED study, Engineering, and Management Assistance for the Statoil project. Since then, detailed engineering of tower and EIT system, as well as overall responsibility for system integration, have been included in the contract.
Now Statoil has awarded an additional scope to Aibel. This week, an amendment giving Aibel responsibility for procurement of material and equipment to the project was signed.
“The procurement work will start immediately and proceed until next spring. We shall provide equipment and material for several fabrication sites,” says Project Manager Petter Sveindal.
The additional order means that Aibel will further expand its knowledge base within the Renewables business unit.
“The participation in the Hywind project, which will continue until 2017, may open new possibilities for Aibel in a growing international market,” says EVP Renewables, Erling Matland.
Aibel is a leading service company within the oil and gas industry and is established in renewable energy.
The company`s around 5,000 employees in Norway and abroad are engaged onshore and offshore. With eight locations in Norway, the company is located near the customers. In addition to operations in Norway, Aibel is also located in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark.